Starbucks Coffee Japan Sakura 2010 Mug

The 2010 Sakura Mug was definitely one of those mugs I bought purely because I was a collector. While I love the design and really appreciate the use of metalic gold and silver paint (something a lot of the new Japanese Starbucks Mugs began experimenting with in 2010) the actual size of the mug is what turns me off.

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The mug is the same approx height as other Starbucks Mugs but it’s width is literally half the size. It’s a really bizzare design choice as due to it’s rather limited volume I’ve found I rarely have a reason to use it. Check out my video of the 2010 Sakura Mug to see how small it is compared to my hand.

Again, great visual design but the mug itself was a big letdown. It seems I wasn’t the only one put off by the size as this year, 2011 saw the return to the mug size used for previous Sakura Mugs.

Comments (2)

CycynApril 22nd, 2011 at 9:54 am

This is a comment. Now where’s my sex?

Actually, this is VERY pretty. I kind of love it. Then again I don’t drink coffee so size is irrelevant to me, but yeah, I can see why it’s a turn off for others. U.U

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April 22nd, 2011 at 12:52 pm

Imaginary sex coming your way! šŸ˜‰

You know you can also drink tea and other beverages out of coffee mugs. šŸ˜‰ In all seriousness orange juice tastes so much better in a mug. Dunno why. :\

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